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Karoo uranium reserves may be 10 times estimate

According to Kevin Crowley of Fin24, Peninsula Energy, an Australian-listed uranium explorer and producer, said deposits of the nuclear fuel buried in South Africa’s semi-arid Karoo region may be 10 times...

Cabinet gives green light to nuclear procurement

The Cabinet has approved the start of the nuclear procurement programme, clearing the way for the Department of Energy to call for proposals to provide SA with 9.6GW of nuclear power...

Nuclear energy sector “counter-productive” at selling itself

Leon Louw, executive director at the Free Market Foundation, said the nuclear industry has been "catastrophic" and "counter-productive" at selling itself. "Almost everything that comes from nuclear engineers and physicists...

Benefits of nuclear power more sustainable than renewable energy

Global energy expert and environmental scientist, Tom Blees addressed students and members of the public on the role nuclear technology should play in South Africa’s energy mix. Blees contends that...

R200m set aside for nuclear

At least R200m has been set aside for the preparatory work of including nuclear energy in the country’s energy mix, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene said. Speaking to reporters ahead of...

South African nuclear plans power up

The Department of Energy recently hosted a status briefing on South Africa’s nuclear build programme. The media briefing, held in Ballito, KwaZulu-Natal was addressed by senior government officials as well as senior...

Energy department completes nuclear tech studies, but still light on detail

The Department of Energy announced yesterday, at a press conference held in Ballito, KwaZulu-Natal that although it has completed various technical studies (including in depth studies into the cost of nuclear...

South Africa to start nuclear procurement

South Africa, faced with almost-daily power cuts, will start plans to procure nuclear energy from July, Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson said. Eight months after a nuclear deal was signed with...

SA’s long-term nuclear plan no solution to country’s short-term energy needs

South Africa’s national power grid will once again come under tremendous pressure this month as businesses and schools reopen after the holiday season, and will see electricity demands increase significantly. This follows...

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